The Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) recently secured a Local Coalition Grant from the American Public Transit Association to develop a statewide campaign about the importance of transit and the critical need for funding. In response, the association today announced a call for transit riders, from both rural and urban communities, who are willing to share insight into how public transit impacts them personally.
“Public transportation is the sole means by which many Missourians are able to get to work, school and doctor appointments, as well as gain access to goods, services and entertainment,” commented Kimberly Cella, executive director of the Missouri Public Transit Association. “Buses and trains are a lifeline, a true necessity. Our goal through this campaign is to raise awareness about public transit, how it benefits communities and the impact the extreme lack of state funding has on service availability and everyday lives of Missouri citizens.”
Those interested in sharing a story or testimonial can send an email to the MPTA at MissouriTransitFaces@gmail.com. Individuals will then be prompted to complete a form, sign a release and submit a photo. All information must be received no later than Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.
For more information on the MPTA, visit www.mopublictransit.org or find the organization on Facebook.